Monday, April 27, 2015

The Zit On Our Farm

Do you remember as a teen when you got a blemish on your face? You know what I mean... a pimple... a zit. And didn't it feel like it encompassed your entire face, and everyone was staring at it? 
Meet the "zit" on our farm - our barn.

Don't misunderstand - I love our "zit". I mean, aren't these old hip roofed barns part of scenic rural living? Plus we are all about preserving the history of our farm, and this is one of the few original buildings we have left.

But how can we repair this blemish on the face of our farm?

After years of repeatedly scraping and painting, it was time for a real facelift. After much research we finally found the right guys to do the job.

The building supplies were delivered and the heavy equipment rolled into Bremer Farms in October. The project was taking shape, but then winter began and cold, snow, and ice halted the progress. Oh, pooh!

Our blemish started to fade again in March when the crew returned and within a few weeks our project was complete!

We are thrilled with how our "new" old barn looks!

The cows like it too. Our "zit" is gone!


  1. I liked seeing your barn's transformation through photos. Congrats on your new (old) barn!

    1. Thanks! We are now working on another old building on our farm. Stay tuned...

  2. Wow! Beautiful! We have several old buildings on our farm. They are such treasures, but it is hard to know how to restore them to keep them around. Thanks for linking up to the Country Fair Blog Party. Have a fabulous weekend!

  3. Thanks! It wasn't cheap to do, but we love the old barn and couldn't bring ourselves to destroy it! Thanks for hosting the Blog Party.

  4. What a beautiful transformation! Had to laugh at you calling it a "zit", thanks for sharing the zit-removal process with the rest of us. ;) You really did a great job in maintaining the integrity of the old building while giving it a modern face lift. Very inspirational! Hope you and the cows keep right on enjoying it.

    Heidi Sutton @ Ag Source Magazine

    1. Thanks Heidi. We are thrilled with how it turned out, and no more scraping and painting!